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Welcome to English


Mr Mike Steven                            Curriculum Manager

Mrs Wendy Turner                     Deputy Curriculum Manager

Mrs Upkar Kaur                           Assistant Curriculum Manager

Mr James Skelding                     Teacher of English

Mr Brad Hodnette                     Teacher of English

Miss Beth Khan                           Teacher of English

Mrs Joanna Atherton               Assistant Head, English Teacher


English lessons at Leasowes help students prepare for two GCSEs: English Language and English Literature. 


We seek to create a genuine love of reading and literature of all kinds in our students. We also want students to be able to communicate clearly and effectively orally and in writing. Alongside this, we want to enrich students’ cultural capital to help them develop into empathetic and knowledgeable individuals. 


Our lessons are based around a wide range of fiction and non-fiction texts that inspire and challenge our students. These include the writers Anne Frank, William Shakespeare, Malorie Blackman, Charles Dickens, John Boyle, Suzanne Collins, Willy Russell, Charlotte Bronte, John Agard, Dylan Thomas, Marcus Rashford and Rupi Kaur. 

360 Tour

Click on the centre of the image for a 360 tour of our English department.

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